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Policy Spotlight

Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Round Robin Call on Funders Census Initiative

Mark your calendars for our next Round Robin call on Tuesday, June 14 at 2 pm ET. During the call we will learn more about philanthropic efforts to ensure a fair and accurate Census count. You can learn more about the efforts of the Funders Census Initiative on the FCCP website.

Speakers: Hollis Hope, Funders’ Committee for Civic Participation; Terri Ann Lowenthal, Funders Census Initiative; and Bob Tracy, Minnesota Council on Foundations.

Forefront Radio: Insights into the Illinois Budget Impasse

In this episode of Forefront Radio, Alison Leipsiger, Forefront’s Director of Public Policy and Advocacy, talks with Illinois state Senator Daniel Biss of the 9th senate district. Senator Biss offers his unique insight into the state’s budget impasse and the chaos it is creating.

California Solicitation Legislation is Dead

Thanks to the efforts of CalNonprofits and three California regional philanthropy associations - AB 2855 is dead. The legislation would have forced all nonprofits that solicit funds in California to put a link on its home page to the California Attorney General’s website.

Independent Sector Webinars on Federal Overtime Rules

Federal overtime rules for nonprofits can be confusing, but they are of critical importance to organizations’ budgets, operations, and staff members. Independent Sector recently hosted a two-part digital learning series about how to comply with federal overtime rules and how recent changes to the minimum threshold will affect the charitable sector. Click above to access recordings from the series.

State Policy Update

View the latest Council of Nonprofit’s Nonprofit Advocacy Matters newsletter to learn about recent state and local policy action, including tax exemption challenges, budget crises and government-nonprofit contract reform.